Emma

Emma

DVD - 2014
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Emma Woodhouse has beauty, wealth and a penchant for meddling in the love lives of others. Kate Beckinsale is Emma, a well-bred young lady who spends her time arranging what she sees as suitable matches. When she befriends Harriet Smith, she sees the timid young woman as the perfect beneficiary of her efforts. But the matchmaking sets off a chain of misunderstandings and mix-ups that challenges Emma's assumptions and draws her own heart into the fray.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
ISBN: 9781621720126
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital
video file,DVD video
Alternative Title: Jane Austen's
Call Number: DVD EMM

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mmh_54
Oct 20, 2018

These comments need edited so as not to confuse people. Reviewers are confusing a story by Charlotte Bronte with another story by Jane Austen... "Jane Eyre" & "Emma" are NOT the same titles/stories - at all!

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SweetLadyBug
Apr 10, 2018

Boring

CRRL_VirginiaJ Feb 23, 2018

Ciaran Hinds makes any production he's in memorable, and his Mr. Rochester is no exception. He and Samantha Morton play beautifully off of one another. Ms. Morton's demure yet strong self-possession in the face of Hinds' gruff romancing is certainly worth watching.

A good television production for the 1990s but it hasn't aged entirely well. Mark Strong is a major character here back before he became internationally famous and when he still had a full head of hair!

Beautiful version. The screenwriter is Andrew Davies who also dramatized the version of Pride & Prejudice starring Colin Firth. Particularly enjoyable is the sublime Samantha Morton's nuanced scene-stealing portrayal of "Harriet". The VPL offers 3 other film versions.

Readers might enjoy these VPL books - (1) "Emma An Annotated Version" edited by Bharat Tandon (2) "Jane Austen at Home" by Lucy Worsley (3) "What Matters in Jane Austen? 20 Crucial Puzzles Solved" by John Mullan.

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djaf
Aug 07, 2016

i think this version is absolutely the best, the casting is amazing, the acting is amazing, the sets are amazing. i put the paltrow one a poor second (though it's nice that it includes many of the scenes that the beckinsale one omits). i couldn't even get through the garai one. her behaviour is way too 20th/21st century. it spoils it for me.

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KatherineHere
Aug 07, 2016

I liked this version a lot, but I think I prefer the one with Ramola Garai. Anyway, this is extremely well done - acting, scenery, costumes, beautiful horses, etc.

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mbustion
Jun 01, 2015

These comments seem to have mixed Jane Eyre with Emma!

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xeta
Apr 07, 2014

Samantha Morton is the best Jane of all "Jane Eyre" production.

This version is also the best of all "Jane Eyre" story ever made.

JohnEntz Mar 17, 2014

I really like Morton and Hinds as Jane and Rochester (my favourite characterisations of the versions I watched - I loved their interactions), but I would have liked to have the story line closer to the book - a miniseries rather than a film.

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Janice21383
Dec 21, 2011

To get his hair cut?!

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